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Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack near Kabul airport

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that occurred today near Kabul airport.

The rockets struck Salim Karwan, which neighbours the airport.

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Following the attack, gunfire was immediately heard but it’s unclear as to who was responsible.

According to a US official, five rockets were intercepted by US missile defences. The official added that there were no initial reports of casualties.

Islamic State made a statement in regards to the attack, “By the grace of God almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted Kabul International Airport with six Katyusha rockets.”

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US-led evacuations remain underway as tomorrow’s deadline closes in.

On Sunday, US forces carried out a drone strike which targeted multiple suicide bombers who were travelling in a vehicle.

According to an Afghan official, three children were killed as a result of the strike.

With over 114,000 people evacuated, the US will be concluding its operations in Afghanistan as it withdraws its troops from the country tomorrow.

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